Mona Adviento

Rookie (April 6,1982 / Manila, Philippines)

Entitled - Poem by Mona Adviento

In a heartbeat, a lifetime dawns upon the vigilant
searching through the mire for a glimmer of crystals.
In a word, the vista changes, a realization materializes
and everything else fades away into oblivion.

You with your soulful eyes, mirroring tragedy and triumph
defiant, in the face of fate, following your destiny,
you have captured me in the mingling of our breaths
lost in twilight, dancing visions of forever after.

The sight of you takes my breath away, I see my soul staring straight back-
your scent that unleashes a fiery primal entity
ravages me beyond reason, annihilating the command of my senses-
I give over my supremacy for a glimpse of your substance.

Yet in this passionate fixation, fully lucid, I surrender
without holding back, I concede to thy besieging ardor
that holds no guile nor treachery, nor malevolence
only the promise of a union- transcending time and distance.

In a moment, I knew you, stripped of the trappings of social expectations.
For a second, I was you and all else followed to shape both our lives
and in this once in a lifetime meeting of our kindred spirits
there is no turning back, no regrets, no complications, no dispute, no boundaries.

Let me, then, cradle your heart into this bosom that beats for your own.
Let me, then, take away your melancholy with the sounds of our mirth.
I have been everywhere, I have been everyone’s, I have been mine

Now, I am nothing

less than yours.

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Comments about Entitled by Mona Adviento

  • rajagopal haran (11/2/2007 6:36:00 AM)

    great poem Mona; all yr poems are very subtle and superb (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 2, 2007

Poem Edited: Thursday, April 21, 2011

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